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Thermal riflescope mounting standards

Note: This article is updated constantly. Last update: 15 September 2023.

1. Introduction

NV and thermal riflescopes have significantly impacted the hunting market. Before their introduction, hunting was primarily limited to daylight and dusk and relied on high-quality daytime optics to identify game in low-lighting conditions. In recent years, these devices have also been utilized by police, the military, and other professionals. There is still debate among EU countries on the legality of using NV and thermal optics for hunting, with some countries changing their laws to allow for their use in managing wild boar populations due to the outbreak of African swine fever.

2. The history of thermal optics

The development of infrared technology dates back almost a century, with its first use being in the military. Over time, the benefits of thermal imaging and night vision have been recognized in various industries. Hunters started noticing the changes in certain wild animals’ behavior – red deer, wild boars, and predators began appearing in the open only at dusk or at night, making the use of daytime optics ineffective for hunting this species. This led to the development of night vision and thermal hunting equipment, which greatly impacted the hunting industry. The first companies to produce these devices for civilian use were Dedal, Pulsar, and Dipol. The effectiveness of these devices has improved significantly in the last couple of years.

3. Technology in thermal riflescopes

Because thermal devices do not require light to operate, they are not fitted with an infrared illuminator. The sensor of the apparatus picks up infrared radiation that our surroundings release. Radiation intensity increases with object temperature. The sensor’s detectors measure the radiation’s temperature; the data is then converted into electrical signals. These are transmitted to the device’s screen and transformed into the corresponding colour, which is discernible to the human eye.

Thermal imaging technology (source: Pulsar)
Thermal imaging technology (source: Pulsar)

4. Thermal riflescopes’ mounting standards

A thermal riflescope can either have a designated screw-hole mounting system or use the tube as a method of attachment.

4.1 Screw hole mounting standards

Thermal riflescopes that don’t have a tube come with a specialized mounting standard located at the bottom of the device. It typically consists of screw holes; there are various standards available that vary in terms of the size and positioning of the screw holes on the surface used for mounting.

A screw hole mounting standard
A screw hole mounting standard

4.2 Tube mounting standards

The popularity of tube mounting for thermal optics has risen in recent years, with manufacturers working towards making these devices as similar to traditional riflescopes as possible. This design is particularly popular among hunters. The diameter of the tube is 30 mm, so 30mm rings are needed to mount such devices on a firearm.

A tube mounting standard
A tube mounting standard

5. Mounting of Thermal riflescopes on various mounting platforms

5.1 Picatinny rails

The Picatinny mounting standard is the most used mount attachment system in rifles, so it is no coincidence that it is the top choice for thermal riflescope mounting, regardless of whether the device is mounted by the means of a tube or screw holes. Because of Picatinny rail’s practicality, many new rifles come with it pre-attached. Also, if you own a rifle with bores drilled onto the receiver and wish to mount a thermal riflescope on it, a Picatinny rail is the most sensible choice.

Many rifles are equipped with built-in Picatinny rails, and for those with bores drilled into the receiver, a Picatinny rail is a practical choice due to its widespread use and affordability.

A Picatinny surface integrated onto the Merkel Helix Speedster
A Picatinny surface integrated onto the Merkel Helix Speedster

5.2 Pivot mounts

Pivot mounts are a popular choice when it comes to mounting shooting optics on a rifle because they are simple to use – they can be detached from and reattached to the firearm in a matter of seconds, eliminating the need to re-zero after every reattachment. There are several manufacturers that offer such mounting solutions for thermal riflescopes; the most popular mounts are made by INNOmount, MAK, Rusan, and Contessa.

MAK pivot bases on a Mercury rifle
MAK pivot bases on a Mercury rifle

5.3 Blaser mounting surface

Most Blaser rifles are equipped with a four-notch Blaser mounting system which is well-regarded for its dependability and ease of operation. Because Blaser rifles are incredibly popular, many mount manufacturers provide mounting solutions for thermal riflescopes that attach directly to the Blaser mounting system.

Blaser R8 with the Blaser four-notch mounting surface
Blaser R8 with the Blaser four-notch mounting surface

5.4 Sauer SUM

Sauer uses a special mounting surface on their famous 404 models. They call it SUM which is short for Sauer Universal Mount. From 2019 onwards, Sauer 303 rifles also feature it. If you own such a rifle, purchasing a thermal riflescope mount that fits directly onto Sauer’s SUM is the most sensible choice for a low-profile setup.

Sauer 404 with the SUM mounting surface
Sauer 404 with the SUM mounting surface

5.5 Sauer ISI

The appearance of the ISI mounting standard is comparable to the Picatinny mounting standard, particularly due to the presence of notches that serve as recoil stoppers. ISI can be found on all Sauer 303 rifles manufactured before 2019 and a few Sauer 202 models. Certain mount manufacturers offer mounting solutions for thermal optics that can be mounted directly onto the ISI rail.

Sauer 303 with the ISI rail mounting surface
Sauer 303 with the ISI rail mounting surface

5.6 Tikka T3

T3 made by Tikka is a highly popular hunting rifle thanks to its reliability, accuracy, and affordable price. The mounting platform is a 16.5mm dovetail with a recoil socket on the front mounting surface. Since there are many Tikka T3 rifles around, several manufacturers offer a mounting solution that grasps a thermal riflescope above and clamps onto the 16.5mm Tikka dovetail below.

A 16.5mm dovetail on a Tikka T3
A 16.5mm dovetail on a Tikka T3

5.7 CZ 527

Even though CZ 527 has a 16.5mm dovetail on its receiver like Tikka T3, one-piece mounts designed for 527 are not interchangeable with T3 because of the recoil notch location. Certain thermal riflescope mounts are designed to fit directly onto CZ 527’s mounting surface.

A 16.5mm dovetail on a CZ 527
A 16.5mm dovetail on a CZ 527

5.8 Leupold QR

Leupold’s QR mounting solution is a popular one, hence a few mount manufacturers have come up with a thermal riflescope mounting solution for it. MAK, for example, produces a MAKflex mount that can be installed onto Leupold QR bases. The mount can be adjusted to fit different thermal riflescope mounting standards and 30mm tubes.

5.9 CZ 550

CZ 550 features a 19.5 mm dovetail with a recoil socket located on the left side of the rear mounting surface. Because of its popularity and specific mounting platform, certain mount manufacturers provide mounting solutions that allow users to mount their thermal riflescopes directly on the CZ 550’s dovetail.

A 19.5mm dovetail on a CZ 550
A 19.5mm dovetail on a CZ 550

5.10 Merkel mounting surface

Several Merkel rifles and a few Fabarm rifle models feature a special, four-notch mounting surface. There is a recoil stopper on the front mounting surface, perpendicular to the front two notches. If you own any of these rifles and wish to have a low-profile thermal riflescope setup, you can purchase a mount that fits directly on the Merkel mounting surface.

5.11 12mm dovetail

12mm dovetail is a factory standard for break-barrel rifles. There are many break-barrel rifles around, so it is a sensible choice for the mount manufacturers to produce thermal riflescope mounts that fit directly on the 12mm dovetail.

5.11.1 Contessa 12 mm

Contessa produces a set of rails that convert the mounting surface of a specific rifle into a 12mm dovetail base. You can install any mount suitable for a 12mm dovetail on the base, but it works best with Contessa’s QR mount series. This series comprises all kinds of mounts, including the ones made for thermal riflescope mounting.

6. Thermal riflescopes vs Thermal clip-ons

6.1 Pros of thermal riflescopes

Weight

To use a clip-on for shooting, you need to mount it on a standard riflescope, which makes the setup bulky and heavy compared to thermal riflescope use. In addition, when a clip-on is mounted, it shifts the center of gravity towards the front, which takes some time to get used to. If you wish to keep the weight minimum, a thermal riflescope is the better choice.

Resolution

Usually, thermal clip-on devices have a lower sensor resolution compared to thermal riflescopes. Therefore, thermal riflescopes offer better optical performance and a greater view of the details.

Controls

It is much easier to reach the buttons on a thermal riflescope than on a clip-on, mounted in front of the daytime optic. Rear-mounted clip-ons are an exception to this rule.

Cost

If you own no shooting optics yet, buying a thermal riflescope is generally a more economical option than purchasing both a daytime riflescope and a clip-on device.

6.2 Cons of thermal riflescopes

Eye relief

Thermal riflescopes typically have a shorter eye relief compared to standard riflescopes, which may require some time to adjust to. If you attach a clip-on device to the objective of your riflescope, you won’t need to make any changes to your shooting position because the eye relief remains the same. Rear-mounted clip-ons are an exception – the eye relief when using these is even shorter than that of thermal riflescopes.

Versatility

Removing a clip-on device takes just a few seconds, which allows for a quick transition from dusk and nighttime hunting to daytime hunting – standard riflescopes are still the best choice for hunting during the day. Thermal riflescopes offer no such versatility.

Legality of use

While many countries prohibit hunters from using thermal riflescopes, regulations on the use of clip-on devices are generally less strict since they do not feature a reticle and are commonly marketed as monoculars. Nevertheless, some countries have made thermal riflescopes legal for wild boar hunting in the last few years because of the outbreak of African swine fever.

Ownership of a premium standard riflescope

For someone who already owns a high-quality daytime riflescope from a renowned brand such as Swarovski, Kahles, Zeiss, Leica, or Blaser, a clip-on might be a more attractive choice since they will still be able to use their premium riflescope for both daytime and nighttime hunting.

7. Thermal riflescope mounting standards

7.1 Screw hole mounting standards

7.1.1 Pulsar Trail mounting standard

This is the first mounting standard that Pulsar used on their thermal riflescopes, so there are many mount manufacturers that produce mounts for it. There are four screw holes on the mounting surface, each with a thread size of M6.

Pulsar Trail mounting standard on Pulsar Trail XP50 LRF
Pulsar Trail mounting standard on Pulsar Trail XP50 LRF

All the distances are in mm.

Pulsar Trail mounting standard on Pulsar Trail LRF XP50
Pulsar Trail mounting standard on Pulsar Trail LRF XP50
Pulsar Trail mounting standard on Pulsar Trail LRF XP50
Pulsar Trail mounting standard on Pulsar Trail LRF XP50

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Pulsar Apex XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Apex XQ38 LRFDiscontinued
Pulsar Apex XQ50Discontinued
Pulsar Apex XQ50 LRFDiscontinued
Pulsar Trail XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XQ50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XQ50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XP38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XP38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XP50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XP50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XQ50*Discontinued
Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50*Discontinued

*Even though this riflescope features the Pulsar Trail mounting standard, its eye relief is different from that of the devices without the * (asterisk) mark on the list, therefore mount manufacturers usually offer different mounting solutions for it.

Night vision riflescopes that feature the Pulsar Trail mounting standard

NV RiflescopeProductDetails
Pulsar Digisight LRF N960Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight LRF N970Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N550Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N750Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N960Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N970Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N355*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N450*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N450 LRF*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N455*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N455 LRF*Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N450Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N450SDiscontinued
Yukon Sightline N455Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N455SDiscontinued
Yukon Sightline N470Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N470SDiscontinued
Yukon Sightline N475Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N475SDiscontinued

*Even though this riflescope features the Pulsar Trail mounting standard, its eye relief is different from that of the devices without the * (asterisk) mark on the list, therefore mount manufacturers usually offer different mounting solutions for it.

Mounting possibilities for the Pulsar Trail standard

7.1.2 Pulsar Talion mounting standard

This mounting standard consists of 8 screw holes, positioned in a straight row. The center-to-center distance between adjacent screw holes is 13.5 mm. The outside diameter of the threads is 6 mm.

Pulsar Talion mounting standard on Pulsar Talion XQ38
Pulsar Talion mounting standard on Pulsar Talion XQ38

All the distances are in mm.

Pulsar Talion mounting standard on Pulsar Talion XQ38
Pulsar Talion mounting standard on Pulsar Talion XQ38
Pulsar Talion mounting standard on Pulsar Talion XQ38
Pulsar Talion mounting standard on Pulsar Talion XQ38

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Pulsar Talion XG35
Pulsar Talion XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Talion XQ35 Pro

Mounting possibilities for the Pulsar Talion standard

7.1.3. Infiray Saim mounting standard

The Saim mounting standard comprises two screw holes for mounting purposes, each with a thread size of M5. The distance between the centers of the two screw holes equals 30 mm.

Infiray Saim mounting standard on Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt
Infiray Saim mounting standard on Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt

All the distances are in mm.

Infiray Saim mounting standard on Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt
Infiray Saim mounting standard on Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt
Infiray Saim mounting standard on Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt
Infiray Saim mounting standard on Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Infiray Geni GL35R
Infiray Geni GL35R LRF
Infiray Rico RH35*
Infiray Rico RH50*
Infiray Rico RL42*
Infiray Saim SCH50
Infiray Saim SCL35
Infiray Saim SCP19
Infiray Saim SCT35
Infiray Saim SCT35 V2
Liemke Sperber 19Discontinued
Liemke Sperber 25Discontinued
Liemke Sperber 35Discontinued
Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt
Night Pearl Fox 35 Elite II
Night Pearl Fox 35 Hunt

*Even though this riflescope features the Infiray Saim mounting standard, its eye relief is different from that of the devices without the * (asterisk) mark on the list, therefore mount manufacturers usually offer different mounting solutions for it.

Night vision riflescopes that feature the Infiray Saim mounting standard

NV RiflescopeProductDetails
Infiray Saim SCD35

Clip-ons that feature the Infiray Saim mounting standard

Clip-onProductDetails
Infiray CD35
Infiray CH50 V1
Infiray CH50 V2
Infiray CH50 W
Infiray CL42
Liemke Merlin 42
Liemke Merlin 50

Mounting possibilities for the Infiray Saim standard

7.1.4 Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard

Hikmicro uses this standard on all their Thunder devices, including clip-ons. It consists of a pair of screw holes that are 29 mm apart from center to center. The thread size is 1/4″ – 20.

Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard on Hikmicro Thunder TQ50

All the distances are in mm.

Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard on Hikmicro Thunder TQ50
Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard on Hikmicro Thunder TQ50
Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard on Hikmicro Thunder TQ50
Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard on Hikmicro Thunder TQ50

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Hikmicro Thunder TH25Find the product here
Hikmicro Thunder TH35
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TE19
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TE25
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TQ35
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TQ50
Hikmicro Panther LRF PH35L
Hikmicro Panther LRF PH50L
Hikmicro Panther LRF PQ35L
Hikmicro Panther LRF PQ50L

Night vision riflescopes that feature the Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard

NV RiflescopeProductDetails
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-S
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-SN
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-SL
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-SNL

Clip-ons that feature the Hikmicro Thunder mounting standard

Clip-onProductDetails
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-L
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-R
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-RL
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TE19C
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TQ35C
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TQ50C
Hikmicro Thunder TH35C
Hikmicro Thunder TH35PC

Mounting possibilities for the Hikmicro Thunder standard

7.1.5 Dedal T mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Dedal-T2.380 Hunter
Dedal-T2.380 Hunter LRF
Dedal-T4.642 Hunter
Dedal-T4.642 Pro
Dedal-T4.642 Pro LRF

Mounting possibilities for the Dedal T standard

7.1.6 Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard

The mounting standard on Oracle thermal riflescopes is different from the one on Night Pearl Fox devices. There are two screw holes for mounting purposes, with a center-to-center distance of 18 mm. They have a thread size of M6.

Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard on Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II
Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard on Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II

All the distances are in mm.

Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard on Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II
Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard on Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II
Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard on Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II
Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard on Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II
Night Pearl Oracle 50 Elite
Night Pearl Oracle 35 Elite
Night Pearl Oracle 35 Pro

Clip-ons that feature the Night Pearl Oracle mounting standard

Clip-onProductDetails
Night Pear Seer 35 Elite
Night Pearl Seer 35
Night Pearl Seer 35 Pro
Night Pearl Seer 50
Night Pearl Seer 50 Plus
Night Pearl Seer 50 Plus II

Mounting possibilities for the Night Pearl Oracle standard

7.1.7 Conotech Polaris mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Conotech Polaris 335R
Conotech Polaris 335RL
Conotech Polaris 350R
Conotech Polaris 350RL
Conotech Polaris 635R
Conotech Polaris 635RL
Conotech Polaris 650R
Conotech Polaris 650RL

Mounting possibilities for the Conotech Polaris standard

7.1.8 Fortuna mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Fortuna General One 3M
Fortuna General One 6M
Fortura General One 3L
Fortuna General One 6L
Fortuna General One 3XL
Fortuna General One 6XL

Mounting possibilities for the Fortuna standard

7.1.9 Guide mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Burris BTS35
Burris BTS50
Guide TS425
Guide TS435
Guide TS450

Mounting possibilities for the Guide standard

7.1.10 TVT mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
TVT Archer TSA-7
TVT Archer TSA-9
TVT Archer TSA-10
TVT Archer TSA-11

Mounting possibilities for the TVT standard

7.1.11 Pard NV008 mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Pard SA19
Pard SA19 LRF
Pard SA25
Pard SA25 LRF
Pard SA35
Pard SA35 LRF
Pard SA45
Pard SA45 LRF

Night vision riflescopes that feature the Pard NV008 mounting standard

NV RiflescopeProductDetails
Pard NV008
Pard NV008P
Pard NV008P LRF
Sytong HT60

Mounting possibilities for the Pard NV008 standard

7.1.12 ATN ThOR mounting standard

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
ATN ThOR 2 B&WDiscontinued
ATN ThOR 2 ColorDiscontinued
ATN ThOR 3 B&WDiscontinued
ATN ThOR 3 ColorDiscontinued
ATN ThOR 320Discontinued
ATN ThOR-336 1-4xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-336 1.5-6xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-336 3-12xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-336 4-16xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-336 4.5-18xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-336 9-36xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-640 1-8xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-640 1.5-12xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-640 2.25-18xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-640 2.5-20xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-640 5-40xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 384 1.25-5xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 384 2-8xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 384 4.5-18xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 384 9-36xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 640 1-10xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 640 1.5-15xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 640 2.5-25xDiscontinued
ATN ThOR-HD 640 5-50xDiscontinued

Night vision riflescopes that feature the ATN ThOR mounting standard

NV RiflescopeProductDetails
ATN Mars 2Discontinued
ATN Mars 4Discontinued
ATN Mars 6Discontinued
ATN X-Sight HD 3-12xDiscontinued
ATN X-Sight HD 5-18xDiscontinued
ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14xDiscontinued
ATN X-Sight II HD 5-20x

Mounting possibilities for the ATN ThOR standard

7.1.13 Infiray CML mounting standard

Infiray CML mounting standard on Infiray CML 25
Infiray CML mounting standard on Infiray CML 25

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Infiray CML 25
Liemke Merlin 19
Liemke Merlin 25

Mounting possibilities for the Infiray CML standard

7.1.14 Zeiss ZM/VM mounting standard

Even though Zeiss ZM/VM mounting standard does not consist of screw holes but of a 45° prism with an inner recess, we included it here because of the similar mounting technique. It is usually found on standard riflescopes made by Zeiss, Leica, Minox, Meopta, Blaser, and many others.

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
Nitehog Boomslang

Mounting possibilities for the Infiray CML standard

7.2 Tube mounting standard (30 mm)

These thermal riflescopes use a 30mm tube as a means of mounting. Usually, the mounting surface is separated by the turret section, the same as with standard riflescopes. To mount these thermal riflescopes on a rifle, 30mm rings are needed.

The 30mm tube mounting standard on Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Pro
The 30mm tube mounting standard on Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Pro
The 30mm tube mounting standard on Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Pro
The 30mm tube mounting standard on Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Pro

Thermal riflescopes that share this mounting standard

Thermal RiflescopeProductDetails
ATN ThOR 4 384 1-25-5x*
ATN ThOR 4 384 2-8x*
ATN ThOR 4 384 4.5-18x*
ATN ThOR 4 384 7-28x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 1-10x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 1.5-15x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 2.5-25x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 4-40x*
ATN ThOR LT 160 3-6x*
ATN ThOR LT 160 4-8x*
ATN ThOR LT 160 5-10x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 2-4x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 3-6x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 4-8x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 5-10x*
Conotech Night Arrow 335
Conotech Night Arrow 350
Conotech Night Arrow 635
Conotech Night Arrow 650
Guide TU420
Guide TU430
Guide TU450
Guide TU620
Guide TU630
Guide TU650
Hikmicro Stellar Pro SQ35
Hikmicro Stellar Pro SQ50
Hikmicro Stellar SH35
Hikmicro Stellar SH50
Hikmicro Stellar SQ35
Hikmicro Stellar SQ50
Infiray Tube TH35
Infiray Tube TH35 V2
Infiray Tube TH50
Infiray Tube TL35
Infiray Tube TL35 V2
Infiray Tube TL50
Lahoux Sight 25
Lahoux Sight 35
Lahoux Sight Elite 25
Lahoux Sight Elite 50
Liemke Sperber 1
Night Pearl Marten 420
Night Pearl Marten 430
Night Pearl Marten 450
Night Pearl Marten 620
Night Pearl Marten 630
Night Pearl Marten 650
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XG50
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XP50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XQ50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 XQ35 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 XQ50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP50
Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP55
Pulsar Thermion XM30
Pulsar Thermion XM38
Pulsar Thermion XM50
Pulsar Thermion XP38
Pulsar Thermion XP50
Pulsar Thermion XQ38
Pulsar Thermion XQ50
Thermtec Ares335
Thermtec Ares360
Thermtec Ares660

*named Mars instead of ThOR in the EU.

Night vision riflescopes that feature the tube mounting standard

NV RiflescopeProductDetails
ATN X-Sight 4K INT 3-14x
ATN X-Sight 4K INT 5-20x
ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x
ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 5-20x
ATN X-Sight LTV 3-9x
ATN X-Sight LTV 5-15x
Guide DU50
Hikmicro Alpex A50T
Hikmicro Alpex A50TN
Infiray Tube TD50L
Pard DS35
Pulsar Digex C50
Pulsar Digex N450
Pulsar Digex N455
Yukon Photon RT 4.5x42S
Yukon Photon XT 6.5x50S

Mounting possibilities for the Tube standard (30 mm)

8. Conclusion

If you have a thermal riflescope that is not listed in this article, or if you have found any error, please send an e-mail to [email protected] – help us expand our database. We greatly appreciate everyone’s help!

This article is regularly updated with new information and user contributions. We aim to create a collection of useful data that will be of great help to users and potential buyers of thermal riflescopes, and those who are looking for a mount for their thermal riflescope.

List of all night vision and thermal riflescopes

NV/Thermal RiflescopeMounting StandardProductMounting OptionsDetails
ATN Mars 2
ATN Mars 4
ATN Mars 6
ATN ThOR 2 B&W
ATN ThOR 2 Color
ATN ThOR 3 B&W
ATN ThOR 3 Color
ATN ThOR 4 384 1-25-5x*
ATN ThOR 4 384 2-8x*
ATN ThOR 4 384 4.5-18x*
ATN ThOR 4 384 7-28x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 1-10x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 1.5-15x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 2.5-25x*
ATN ThOR 4 640 4-40x*
ATN ThOR 320
ATN ThOR LT 160 3-6x*
ATN ThOR LT 160 4-8x*
ATN ThOR LT 160 5-10x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 2-4x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 3-6x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 4-8x*
ATN ThOR LT 320 5-10x*
ATN ThOR-336 1-4x
ATN ThOR-336 1.5-6x
ATN ThOR-336 3-12x
ATN ThOR-336 4-16x
ATN ThOR-336 4.5-18x
ATN ThOR-336 9-36x
ATN ThOR-640 1-8x
ATN ThOR-640 1.5-12x
ATN ThOR-640 2.5-20x
ATN ThOR-640 2.25-18x
ATN ThOR-640 5-40x
ATN ThOR-HD 384 1.25-5x
ATN ThOR-HD 384 2-8x
ATN ThOR-HD 384 4.5-18x
ATN ThOR-HD 384 9-36x
ATN ThOR-HD 640 1-10x
ATN ThOR-HD 640 1.5-15x
ATN ThOR-HD 640 2.5-25x
ATN ThOR-HD 640 5-50x
ATN X-Sight 4K INT 3-14x
ATN X-Sight 4K INT 5-20x
ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x
ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 5-20x
ATN X-Sight HD 3-12x
ATN X-Sight HD 5-18x
ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14x
ATN X-Sight II HD 5-20x
ATN X-Sight LTV 3-9x
ATN X-Sight LTV 5-15x
Burris BTS35
Burris BTS50
Conotech Night Arrow 335
Conotech Night Arrow 350
Conotech Night Arrow 635
Conotech Night Arrow 650
Conotech Polaris 335R
Conotech Polaris 335RL
Conotech Polaris 350R
Conotech Polaris 350RL
Conotech Polaris 635R
Conotech Polaris 635RL
Conotech Polaris 650R
Conotech Polaris 650RL
Dedal-T2.380 Hunter
Dedal-T2.380 Hunter LRF
Dedal-T4.642 Hunter
Dedal-T4.642 Pro
Dedal-T4.642 Pro LRF
Fortuna General One 3M
Fortuna General One 3XL
Fortuna General One 6L
Fortuna General One 6M
Fortuna General One 6XL
Fortura General One 3L
Guide DU50
Guide TS425
Guide TS435
Guide TS450
Guide TU420
Guide TU430
Guide TU450
Guide TU620
Guide TU630
Guide TU650
Hikmicro Alpex A50T
Hikmicro Alpex A50TN
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-S
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-SL
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-SN
Hikmicro Cheetah C32F-SNL
Hikmicro Panther LRF PH35L
Hikmicro Panther LRF PH50L
Hikmicro Panther LRF PQ35L
Hikmicro Panther LRF PQ50L
Hikmicro Stellar Pro SQ35
Hikmicro Stellar Pro SQ50
Hikmicro Stellar SH35
Hikmicro Stellar SH50
Hikmicro Stellar SQ35
Hikmicro Stellar SQ50
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TE19
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TE25
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TQ35
Hikmicro Thunder Pro TQ50
Hikmicro Thunder TH25
Hikmicro Thunder TH35
Infiray CML 25
Infiray Geni GL35R
Infiray Geni GL35R LRF
Infiray Rico RH35*
Infiray Rico RH50*
Infiray Rico RL42*
Infiray Saim SCD35
Infiray Saim SCH50
Infiray Saim SCL35
Infiray Saim SCP19
Infiray Saim SCT35
Infiray Saim SCT35 V2
Infiray Tube TD50 L
Infiray Tube TD50L
Infiray Tube TH35
Infiray Tube TH35 V2
Infiray Tube TH50
Infiray Tube TL35
Infiray Tube TL35 V2
Infiray Tube TL50
Lahoux Sight 25
Lahoux Sight 35
Lahoux Sight Elite 25
Lahoux Sight Elite 50
Liemke Merlin 19
Liemke Merlin 25
Liemke Sperber 1
Liemke Sperber 19
Liemke Sperber 25
Liemke Sperber 35
Night Pearl Fox 19 Hunt
Night Pearl Fox 35 Elite II
Night Pearl Fox 35 Hunt
Night Pearl Marten 420
Night Pearl Marten 430
Night Pearl Marten 450
Night Pearl Marten 620
Night Pearl Marten 630
Night Pearl Marten 650
Night Pearl Oracle 35 Elite
Night Pearl Oracle 35 Pro
Night Pearl Oracle 50 Elite
Night Pearl Oracle 50 Plus II
Nitehog Boomslang
Pard DS35
Pard NV008
Pard NV008P
Pard NV008P LRF
Pard SA19
Pard SA19 LRF
Pard SA25
Pard SA25 LRF
Pard SA35
Pard SA35 LRF
Pard SA45
Pard SA45 LRF
Pulsar Apex XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Apex XQ38 LRFDiscontinued
Pulsar Apex XQ50Discontinued
Pulsar Apex XQ50 LRFDiscontinued
Pulsar Digex C50
Pulsar Digex N450
Pulsar Digex N455
Pulsar Digisight LRF N960Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight LRF N970Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N550Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N750Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N960Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight N970Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N355*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N450*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N450 LRF*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N455*Discontinued
Pulsar Digisight Ultra N455 LRF*Discontinued
Pulsar Talion XG35
Pulsar Talion XQ35 Pro
Pulsar Talion XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XG50
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XP50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XQ50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 XQ35 Pro
Pulsar Thermion 2 XQ50 Pro
Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP50
Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP55
Pulsar Thermion XM30
Pulsar Thermion XM38
Pulsar Thermion XM50
Pulsar Thermion XP38
Pulsar Thermion XP50
Pulsar Thermion XQ38
Pulsar Thermion XQ50
Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50*Discontinued
Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XQ50*Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XP38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XP50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail LRF XQ50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XP38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XP50Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XQ38Discontinued
Pulsar Trail XQ50Discontinued
Sytong HT60
Thermtec Ares335
Thermtec Ares360
Thermtec Ares660
TVT Archer TSA-7
TVT Archer TSA-9
TVT Archer TSA-10
TVT Archer TSA-11
Yukon Photon RT 4.5x42S
Yukon Photon XT 6.5x50S
Yukon Sightline N450Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N450SDiscontinued
Yukon Sightline N455Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N455SDiscontinued
Yukon Sightline N470Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N470SDiscontinued
Yukon Sightline N475Discontinued
Yukon Sightline N475SDiscontinued
Summary
Thermal riflescope mounting standards
Article Name
Thermal riflescope mounting standards
Description
A thermal riflescope can either have a designated screw-hole mounting system or use the tube as a method of attachment.
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Publisher Name
Optics Trade
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  • Great article! The insights on thermal rifle scope mounting standards are invaluable. Professionally written and well-explained. This will definitely help hunters ensure proper mounting for optimal performance. Thanks for sharing!

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